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BSE case spurs testing changes

Jul 20, 2007
4, 2005 In addition to confirming the presence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow first tested for the disease last November, USDA on June 24 also announced plans to change its testing protocol for the disease. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said two different confirmatory tests were performed by the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) testing facility in Weybridge, England, and that additional te...

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